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Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
Presently, a luxurious area paved with limestone had appeared before the eyes of Duan Ling Tian and the others.
This area was paved with limestones 10 wide with luxurious courtyards standing there, and every courtyard had a spacious house. The lawn outside the house was planted full of plants and flowers, and birds sung as the fragrance of flowers suffused the air.
Compared to the area that Duan Ling Tian and the others were currently at, this area was virtually like another world!
Along with the entrance of the middle aged men sending the food, a young geniuses successively walked out of each of the ten courtyards, then they received the fine wine and delicacies before returning to their courtyards to start feasting.
"Isn’t the person within that courtyard the Crazy Young Master, Luo Zhan?" Suddenly, an exclaim of surprise sounded out by Duan Ling Tian’s ear.
Crazy Young Master?
Duan Ling Tian’s brows raised.
Although he’d never seen this Crazy Young Master in the past, Duan Ling Tian had heard of him long ago.
Crazy Young Master was in the lead of the five great young masters of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, and in terms of strength and natural talent, he was the best amongst the five great young masters!
"Luo Zhan!" Sima Yang and Ji Feng who were beside Duan Ling Tian had successively recognized the Crazy Young Master, Luo Zhan, as well.
Not only that, they recognized quite a few of the young geniuses that occupied the other nine courtyards…
"What’s going on? Why is their treatment so good, yet ours is so bad?" Sima Yang had a gloomy expression and his voice was exceedingly cold.
"Perhaps… This is what Vice Dean Chi meant earlier, different people enjoy different treatment." Duan Ling Tian’s brows raised as he spoke slowly.
The nearby Ji Feng couldn’t help but nod as he agreed with Duan Ling Tian’s words.
"Exactly! All of us that are recommended to the Dragon and Phoenix Academy will be brought to the Outer Hall to stay on the grounds with stinking air, to sleep in the torn and tattered tents, and to eat the moldy mantous and rice soup which rice can’t be found within… Whereas if we want to change our current circumstance, then there’s only one way, and that is to enter the Inner Hall!" An Outer Hall young genius walked over, and after he’d successfully attracted the gazes of Duan Ling Tian and the others, he continued. "All of you have seen it… The treatment in the Inner Hall is completely different to our Outer Hall! In the Inner Hall, not only would you have the best living conditions, but even every meal would consist of fine wine and delicacies.
"Moreover, there’s only one way to enter the Inner Hall and stay in these luxurious courtyards… And that is to defeat a young geniuses from the Inner Hall and replace him! In this way, the person that wins the challenge against the young genius would be able to obtain the treatment given previously to the person he’d defeated, and would be able to stay in a comfortable and luxurious house and eat the best fine wine and delicacies." This young genius from the Outer Hall finished speaking in one go.
He had an expression of envy as he spoke.
"In this way, then if a person that is unable to stay within the Inner Hall after a year… Then even if the competition between geniuses begins, it would practically be impossible for the person to obtain the qualifications to head to the Darkstone Empire’s Imperial City and approach the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties!" Suddenly, someone spoke out.
"It can be put that way." The Outer Hall young geniuses from before nodded, then his eyes lit up. "So, I’ve given myself a goal right now… I must work hard to break through during this year and strive to win a place in the Inner Hall! Presently, the weakest people in the Inner Hall are all existences at the ninth level of the Nascent Soul Stage or above.
"And this is because not everyone had arrived… All the young geniuses that were recommended by the various powers of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom will gather here in the next few days. At that time, a person without a cultivation at the Half-step Void Stage or above will probably find it difficult to obtain a footing in the Inner Hall."
When they heard this, the people beside Duan Ling Tian, including Ji Feng and Sima Yang, had serious expressions, and they all deeply agreed with what the former had said.
"So to say, so long as I’m able to defeat any one of them, I’ll be able to replace them and stay within their courtyards and enjoy the fine wine and delicacies they’re enjoying now?" Sima Yang’s eyes lit up and his figure flashed to charge towards the gate before entering the area of the Inner Hall.
He intended to directly initiate a challenge and replace one of the young geniuses in the Inner Hall.
"You’re not allowed to issue a challenge during meal time and sleeping time!" Right at this moment, a powerful voice sounded out from behind everyone, and at the same time, it entered into Sima Yang’s ears, causing Sima Yang to be unable to help but stop in his tracks.
It was precisely the voice of the Vice Dean, Chi Ming.
Presently, Chi Ming stood outside the exquisite house that was like a watch tower, and his sharp gaze captured the sights of everything within the Inner Hall and Outer Hall.
"Looks like to a certain extent, the Vice Dean is staying here for the sake of monitoring everything in the Inner Hall and Outer Hall! If anyone dares break the rules, the person would probably be dragged out in a short moment." Duan Ling Tian looked at the old man as he thought in his heart.
"Hmph! Then I’ll wait for them to finish eating." Sima Yang withdrew himself.
Meanwhile, when the group of Outer Hall young geniuses heard someone wanted to challenge the young geniuses of the Inner Hall, they all finished eating the rice soup and moldy mantous in their hands before leaving their tents and walking over to watch the show.
A clear sound of shattering sounded out, it was the sound of a bowl full of rice soup being tossed to the ground, and a moldy mantou was tossed down with it.
For a time, the gazes of everyone in the Outer Hall shot at Duan Ling Tian.
It was precisely Duan Ling Tian who tossed away the rice soup and moldy mantou.
"I originally thought that everyone received the same treatment… But now it was seem like it isn’t so! Since it’s like this, then there’s no need for me to eat these things." Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart, and his sharp gaze shot at the Inner Hall.
Right at this moment, Sima Yang tossed the rice soup and moldy mantou in his hand onto the ground, then he fiercely stomped on them. "I’m not f**king eating this sheet! I want to drink fine wine and eat delicacies!"
"Me too." Ji Feng shook his head and smiled, then he tossed away the rice soup and mantou in his hand.
This caused the group of young geniuses in the Outer Hall to sigh.
"So it’s the Ji Clan’s Ji Feng and the Sima Clan’s Sima Yang… No wonder they’re so confident and dare to directly toss away the rice soup and mantou."
"Ji Feng? Sima Yang? They’re the figures in our Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom that possessed a natural talent only inferior to the five great young masters?"
"Exactly! It’s precisely them. I presume it isn’t difficult for them to occupy a place in the Inner Hall with their strengths."
Some young geniuses of the Outer Hall recognize Ji Feng and Sima Yang, and they all sighed with emotion.
"I’m not surprised that Ji Feng and Sima Yang are confident… But this violet clothed young man was the first to toss away the rice soup and mantou, and he seems to be extremely confident."
"This young man looks to be not more than 25 years old… Even if he has taken good care of his appearance, he ought to not be older than 30! I never heard that such a figure existed in the younger generation of our Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom."
"Hmph!" He has already tossed away the rice soup and mantou, if he’s unable to enter the Inner Hall… Then he’ll have to go hungry."
Many young geniuses of the Outer Hall couldn’t help but shake their heads, and they didn’t look favorably upon Duan Ling Tian.
These people were all young geniuses that had entered the academy early in the beginning.
Presently, there were many people present that had entered the academy today, and they all had expressions of disdain when they heard this.
These people are actually looking down on Duan Ling Tian?
Now, they slightly anticipated how surprised these people would be when they witnessed Duan Ling Tian’s strength and found out of Duan Ling Tian’s identity…
They tacitly kept quiet about Duan Ling Tian’s identity and didn’t refute these people, because they knew that there was no need for them to refute, as Duan Ling Tian would use his actions to prove everything.
At this moment, even Ji Feng and Sima Yang tacitly kept Duan Ling Tian’s identity a secret, as they obviously had almost similar thoughts.
"These fellows eat so slowly." Sima Yang frowned and he had an impatient expression.
Looking at others drinking fine wine and savoring delicacies, whereas he himself stood here with a hungry stomach was a feeling that was extremely displeasing.
Finally, amongst the 10 Inner Hall courtyards, a young man that was a little over 30 years old was the first to finish cleaning up his fine wine and delicacies, then he stood up and his gaze of ridicule descended onto the group of people that Duan Ling Tian was in, and he grinned. "Is there anyone that wants to challenge me, Chai Jin?"
Duan Ling Tian noticed that as soon as the young man spoke, the faces of Ji Feng, Sima Yang, and many of the Outer Hall young geniuses had shocked expressions.
Those young geniuses that weren’t shocked were the young geniuses that had entered into the academy since a long time ago, and the reason they weren’t surprised was because they knew of Chai Jin’s existence since long ago.
"Chai Jin?" When he saw that even Ji Feng and Sima Yang lost their composures like this, Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Force swept out under his curiosity, and it enveloped Chai Jin.
In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian found out the reason why the expressions of Ji Feng and the others were filled with shock.
"This Chai Jin actually is a first level Void Prying Stage martial artist?" Duan Ling Tian was slightly surprised.
A first level Void Prying Stage martial artist that was a little over 30…
Such natural talent was able to be compared with figures like the five great young masters.
"It’s Chai Jin! The number one genius of the Black Fiend Sect."
"Supposedly, this Chai Jin rose abruptly in the Black Fiend Sect in the recent years, and he used to be completely unknown in the past… In terms of natural talent, he’s even not inferior to any one of the five great young masters of our Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom."
"Allegedly, Chai Jin had already broken through to the first level of the Void Prying Stage half a year ago!"
The crowd of Outer Hall disciples discussed animatedly.
When these discussions entered into Duan Ling Tian’s ears, it caused Duan Ling Tian’s face to become gloomy.
Black Fiend Sect?
He wouldn’t forget this sect in his entire lifetime!
The Black Fiend Sect, the sect that had once annihilated the Boundless Sect…
There wasn’t any connection between Duan Ling Tian and the Boundless Sect, and Duan Ling Tian didn’t care about the Boundless Sect being annihilated by the Black Fiend Sect.
What Duan Ling Tian really cared about was the scenes of having his dignity being trampled on by the Black Fiend Sect’s Elder in the Misty Forest outside Aurora City…
He wouldn’t be able to forget everything that happened that day for his entire lifetime.
He still remembered that the Black Fiend Sect Elders was called Sun Rui!
"Sima, weren’t you complaining that they ate so slowly? Now that someone has finished eating, do you want to challenge him?" Ji Feng looked at Sima Yang, and his eyes narrowed as he smiled.
Sima Yang rolled his eyes at Ji Feng. "If you’re able, then go ahead… If I go up against him while being fully aware that he’s a martial artist at the first level of the Void Prying Stage, then wouldn’t I be looking for a beating?"
"I challenge you!" A cold and low shout suddenly sounded out.
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